The need for a secure and resilient global connectivity augments with the digitisation of the economy and society and the increasing geopolitical and cybersecurity threats. This session will highlight GOVSATCOM, the EU Space Programme component designed to meet the unique requirements of governmental applications, and the EU’s Secure Connectivity Initiative, which will provide a new level of connectivity across Europe. Let’s listen to key policymakers, industry and users.
Christophe Grudler, Member of the European Parliament
Catherine Kavvada, Director for Innovation and Outreach, European Commission
Hans Bracquené, Chairman, SME4SPACE
Athanassios Staveris-Polykalas, Secretary General of Telecommunications & Posts at Government of the Hellenic Republic – Greek Ministry of Digital Governance
Hanna-Miina Sihvonen, Senior Specialist, Finnish Ministry of the Interior
Flaviu Raducanu, Director of Science and Technology, Romanian Space Agency
Moderator: Dinka Dinkova, DG Defis, European Commission